The Portas Review made a number of key recommendations aimed at identifying what government, local authorities, businesses and communities could do together to promote the development of new models of prosperous and diverse high streets.
The Government has published its response to the recommendations and Wellingborough accepted the challenge to "put in place a 'Town Team'" and bid to be one of twelve towns across the country that will test the ideas in the Portas Review
Wellingborough's Town Team partners include Wellingborough BID Ltd, Wellingborough Town Centre Partnership, Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce.
The bid was successful and as a result, Wellingborough's Town Team was awarded £10,000 to fund projects that will enhance the town centre.
Projects supported included a contribution to holding the town's medieval festival, improvements to the town's market area, enhancing the festival lights in the town for Diwali and Christmas and holding a living advent calendar event in the run up to Christmas.